signed first edition Hardcover
1975 · Tustin, CA
by Frank Myrle Cushing (1893-1977)
Tustin, CA: Garden View Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. LIMITED EDITION of 175 copies, this is number 75, handset, printed, and bound by Frank M. Cushing. Miniature Book. 1 11/16 x 1 5/16 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Half-title, text highlighted in red ink, 14 silhouette illustrations in various colors, folding plate at the rear with an illustration of what would be considered today a racially insensitive joke; text clean, unmarked. Maroon cloth over boards, titled in white, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Comes in a matching cloth-covered slip case. LACKS the original envelope that is included in the descriptions of 2 copies currently offered online. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. INITIALED by Frank M. Cushing on the colophon. RGKK819-006. Very Good. This volume is dedicated to all lovers of art, "especially graphic arts." While Cushing calls this work "pornographic," it hardly rises to "pornography" by today's standards. Herschel Logan called Cushing "finest hobby printer on the West coast." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 837.
(Inventory #: RGKK819-006)